This month Surfachem are supporting ZigZag Leeds, by funding their family swim session at Kirkstall Leisure Centre on the 11th May 2013 for group members and their families.
About ZigZag, in their own words.
'At ZigZag Leeds our mission is to help support parents and carers of children and young people on the autistic spectrum and also those with communication difficulties, and to raise awareness of the condition by working with the local community, local schools and children centres. Our group is run by parents to support families caring for a child on the Autistic spectrum.
We run our groups in North Leeds, but our group is open to any family in the Leeds metropolitan district. Since our group has been up and running we have reached out and supported many children and their families. Our voluntary group has made a massive impact on these families, they have come to realise they are not alone, and always know they can speak to us about any issues they are having. The confidence of these parents/carers has improved due to the knowledge we share and assistance we give.
We set up family fun sessions two years ago and they are a fantastic success, the whole family knows they can attend without being judged about their child's behaviour and be comfortable in the knowledge that we are all there with the same issues and fights in life. Strong friendships have grown between members and volunteers and excellent support circles established. The children have been able to build on their difficulties in a safe environment. '
Find ZigZag on Facebook: ZigZagLeedsCicCommunityShop